Chamber News Releases & Announcements
A collection of news releases on programs, activities, and events of GOACC.

Also, the current cybernews will be listed below.

 

NEWS RELEASES • CYBERNEWS

Gus Macker Looking for Some Assists!
April 13, 2017
GUS MACKER OLEAN is back on the 2017 Schedule!  Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball, America's largest outdoor basketball tournament, will be held in Olean August 18-20, 2017. GOACC has taken over as administrators of this year’s Gus Macker.  They anticipate having 300 teams and 10,000 spectators from a 100-mile radius to attend the 3-day event and see this as a great opportunity to showcase Olean.  Last year, two hundred thirty four teams played with 936 registered players.

CyberNEWS: April 13, 2017 -- Gus Macker Opportunities

Community-Wide Garage Sale Date Set
April 10, 2017
The officials at Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce have scheduled the Community-Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, May 20, from 9 AM until 4 PM. The Chamber is encouraging people to get up in their attics, basements, and garages and start sorting and cleaning.  Betty Burrows, Administrative Assistant at GOACC states, “Garage sales are very well attended events.  More than 98 houses participated last year and more than 221 maps were handed out.  We encourage residents to hold garage sales at their homes or join with neighbors to hold block sales.” 

CYBERnews: April 10, 2017

Home Show Great Kickoff for home/garden renovation projects
April 9, 2017
The 46th Annual Greater Olean Area Home Show welcomed more than 2,838 visitors April 7-9 (similar attendance as than last year).  Eighty-eight vendors were on hand to display and demonstrate products from hot tubs, to gardening supplies, along with heating and cooling systems.  The event, hosted by the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce, was co-sponsored by their fifty corporate sponsors.
 
“Coming to the home show really helped our business get started and get our name out there. We made some great new friends and heard lots of awesome stories about barns and other things we could reclaim,” stated Jesse Montgomery, of Reclaimed Past, LLC, located in Limestone, NY.  
 
The vendors at the Home Show were enrolled in a contest for “Best Booth” based on neatness, presentation, props, information, and theme-related.  The theme this year is “#LOVEwhereYOUlive.”  Winners for 2017 Greater Olean Area Home Show go to BEST USE OF THEME – VanDyke Agency of Great Valley, NY; BEST OVERALL BOOTH – Pfeiffer Nature Center, Portville, NY. Congratulations to both and thanks to the judges for their time and coordination.  Prizes are discounts on 2018’s Greater Olean Area Home Show rental.

Cybernews: March 27, 2017

Cyber Security for Any Size Business
March 21, 2017
Between September and May, the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce will host several Lunch & Learn workshops with speakers who will present on a variety of topics of interest to businesses.

The next workshop will feature Greg Lindberg of the U.S. Small Business Administration who will present on defining cyber security; explaining the importance of securing information through best cyber security practices; identifying types of info that should be secured; identifying the types of cyber threats; defining risk management; and listing best practices for guarding against cyber threats.

The workshop is set for April 6th, Noon to 1 p.m. at the Chamber office, first floor training room.

“Small employers often don’t consider themselves targets for cyberattacks due to their size or the perception that they don't have anything worth stealing. However, small businesses have valuable information cybercriminals seek, including employee and customer data, bank account information and access to the business's finances, and intellectual property. Small employers also provide access to larger networks such as supply chains,” added Mr. Lindberg.

The seminars are held at the Chamber’s office, 301 N. Union St., and are free for members to attend. Non-members must pay a $10 admission fee.  The city has a parking lot off of West Sullivan Street near the Chamber office. For more information or to make a reservation, contact the Chamber by phone at 716-372-4433 or by email, betty@oleanny.com.
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cyberNEWS - March 13, 2017

CYBERnews - February 27, 2017

cyberNEWS - February 13, 2017

Home Show Flyer for GOACC Members

Self Defense for Business People Workshop
February 3, 2017
The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce has announced its next Lunch & Learn workshop.  The next workshop will feature Grandmaster Barry A. Broughton of AKT Combatives Academy who will teach self-defense for business people including hand techniques, kicks, stances, blocks, and many more reality-based techniques.  The workshop is set for February 23rd, Noon to 1 p.m. at the Chamber office, third floor training room.  We encourage attendees to wear their normal business clothes to this as attendees will try the techniques.

Home Show Set for mid-April
January 31, 2017
The Greater Olean Home Show is where to go for the latest in products and services for your home! Each year, in one location, business experts gather with everything from kitchen and bath appliances to windows and siding.  Hundreds of homeowners will walk through the doors of William O. Smith Recreation Center looking for ideas and trends designed for their biggest investment- their home.  A jam-packed event complete with exhibitors and giveaways, homeowners will find everything they need all in one weekend.

CYBERnews - January 30, 2017

Thank You 2016 Corporate Sponsor flyer

Attendance down at the Sports Show slightly due to the unseasonably warm weather outside!
January 22, 2017
The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce deemed the ninth annual Greater Olean Area Outdoor & Rec Sports Show held this weekend a success with more than 2,000 visitors. Sunday’s attendance was 300 less than last year.  The show, which featured 50 vendors, was held at the Good Times of Olean Events Center. 

cyberNEWS - Sports Show - January 17, 2017

CYBERnews - January 16, 2017

What’s Next for Santa Ornament?
January 5, 2017
Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce is looking to the community for ideas for its 2017 Santa Claus Lane ornament.  Through the ornament sales, holiday lights are funded and can be lit in Olean from November to early January.  The ornament will be the nineteenth in a series created by artist Kathleen McDonald.

Outdoor Show Highlights Exhibitors, Products & Experts
January 13, 2017
Whether coming off the big game season, enjoying winter sports, gearing up for spring fishing or looking to spend a fun day with family, everyone will enjoy the 8th annual Greater Olean Area Outdoor & Rec Sports Show. It brings the whole of great outdoors under one roof!  The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Sports Show at the Good Times of Olean Events Center, 800 East State Street, Saturday, January 21, 10 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday, January 22, 10 AM to 3 PM.  First floor has 38 vendors and second floor accessible by elevator or stairs with 12 vendors.

cyberNEWS - Lunch & Learn - January 5, 2017

Speakers Abundant for this year’s Sports Show
January 4, 2017
Whether coming off the big game season, enjoying winter sports, gearing up for spring fishing or looking to spend a fun day with family, everyone will enjoy the 8th annual Greater Olean Area Outdoor & Rec Sports Show. It brings the whole of great outdoors under one roof!  The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Sports Show at the Good Times of Olean Events Center, 800 East State Street, Saturday, January 21, 10 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday, January 22, 10 AM to 3 PM. 

CYBERnews - January 3, 2017

Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce • 716-372-4433 • info@oleanny.com

Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce • 716-372-4433 • info@oleanny.com
 
--April 13, 2017